Horizons-1

In North America, satellite connections is going above and beyond.

Horizons-1 blankets North America with satellite coverage from an orbit at 127 West longitude. Its 24 Ku-band transponders provide connectivity to all 50 of the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as Mexico and the Caribbean regions.

Footprint Map

Ku-band EIRP

General Information

Orbital Location 127ยบ West
Spacecraft Boeing 601HP
Beams North America Beam
Transponders Ku-Band - 24 x 36 MHz
Uplink Frequency 14.0 to 14.5 GHz
Downlink Frequency 11.7 to 12.2 GHz
Polarization Linear - Horizontal or Vertical
Launch Date Sep. 30, 2003

*The estimated service life is 2025. It is subject to change.

A Brief History

On September 30, 2003 at 9:03 pm PDT, Horizons-1 lifted off from the Odyssey Launch Platform in the Pacific Ocean, propelled by a Zenit-3SL rocket. The launch was a tremendous success, placing Horizons-1 into its Geo-synchronous orbit with incredible accuracy. Horizons-1 is owned and operated by Horizons Satellite Holdings, LLC, a joint venture between JSAT International Inc. and Intelsat.

Horizons-1 offers advantages for various applications such as:

  • Digital video distribution
  • Broadband internet
  • Data transmission
  • Wireless backhaul
  • Mobile connectivity
  • Any other expanded Ku-band services in North America